City of Richmond and Capital One Partner on Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program

Mayor Dwight C. Jones will be joined by Capital One executives to announce the launch of the Building Better Businesses…Steps to Success Mentorship Program. The City of Richmond and Capital One will introduce the 2012-2013 protégés of the program, which is designed to provide mentoring in the areas of finance, technical expertise, marketing, and operations. Capital One has graduated over 60 regional businesses from similar mentoring programs in other states. 

The City of Richmond selected ten businesses, located in the city of Richmond, for the 12 month program following an application and interview process. Capital One then chose a mentor to assign to each company based on their unique needs. The selected participants are all community-based minority- and women-owned businesses. Virginia Union University will support the program with the placement of interns in the selected businesses.

WHO:             Mayor Dwight C. Jones
                        Ed Maino, VP Procurement, Capital One                            
Dr. Adelaya Odutola, Dean of the Sydney Lewis School of Business, Virginia Union University
                        Vicki Rivers, Director Minority Business Development 
WHAT:           City of Richmond Launch of Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program

WHEN:          Tuesday, December 11, 2012
                        9 a.m.

WHERE:        Historic Main Street Station
                        1500 East Main Street
                        Richmond, VA  23219